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Literature

Little Lit

Little Lit

September brings a series of unique and popular children’s authors to Bookshop Santa Cruz

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A&E

Fashion Art Santa Cruz Artwear Contest 2014

Fashion Art Santa Cruz Artwear Contest 2014

We have a winner!

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A&E

Livin’ It

Livin’ It

Radius Gallery unveils a new look at everyday life in Santa Cruz

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A&E

Walk of Frame

Walk of Frame

The Santa Cruz County Bank’s 40th art show takes us to China and India

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A&E

Two Souls, One Sea

Two Souls, One Sea

With song and acrobatics, Santa Cruz duo transcends norms

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Etchings of Eden

Etchings of Eden

Stephanie Martin’s hand-colored intaglio prints are inspired by the botanical and avian worlds

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Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius

Yoko Ono brings John Lennon’s art to Santa Cruz

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Literature

Take a Breath

Take a Breath

Mark Stephens wrote the book on yoga, literally

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A&E

Sol Survivor

Sol Survivor

For his 3,000th show, local promoter Michael Horne debuts the two-day Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival

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Animated Life

Animated Life

Larry Cuba’s algorithmic graphics blend the world of mathematics into cutting-edge digital art

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Force of Nature

Santa Cruz’s Carlie Statsky brings her love of the natural world to the hyper-personal art of wedding photography

 

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

The magical time of Mercury’s retrograde cycle is here once again, until Feb. 11, and then some. The Mercury retro cycle actually lasts eight weeks when we consider its retrograde shadow, giving us six months a year for review. We know the rules of Mercury retro: Be careful with everything; cars, driving, money, resources, friends, friendships, groups, interactions, thinking, talking, communications. Avoid big purchases, important meetings and important repairs. Mercury retrograde times are for review, reassessment and rest. Our minds are overloaded from the last Mercury retro. Our minds need to assess what we’ve done since October—eliminating what is not needed, keeping what’s important, preparing for new information in the next three months (till mid-May). Mercury in Aquarius retrograde … we reinvent ourselves, seek the unusual, we don’t hide, we’re just careful. We live in two worlds; outer appearances and inner reckonings, with both sides of our brain activated. Yet, like the light of the Gemini twins, one light waxes (inner world), the other (outer realities) wanes. Like Virgo, we see what’s been overlooked—assessing, ordering and organizing information. It’s an entirely inner process. When speaking we may utter only half of the sentence. We’re in the underworld, closer to Spirit, eyes unseeing, senses alerted, re-doing things over and over till we sometimes collapse. Because we’re in other realms, we’re wobbly, make mistakes, and don’t really know what we want. It’s not a time for decisions. Not yet. It’s a time of review. And completing things. Mercury retro: integration, slowing down, resolution, rapprochement.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of January 23

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Bye Bye Benten!

Benten closing, plus Award-winning gin, a massive burrito and chocolate review

 

Trout Gulch Vineyards

Scanning the shelves of Deluxe Foods of Aptos, which carries an impressive selection of local and imported wines, I picked up a bottle of Trout Gulch Vineyards Chardonnay 2012, described as “a local favorite” by the busy market.

 

Cremer House

What’s old is cutting-edge again in Felton

 

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